Looking Back at 2015

If I had to pick three words to describe 2015, they would be these: new, adventure and non-stop. We began 2015 by introducing Cody to our family. It’s strange to think he’s only been with us for a year because he’s such an integrated part of our family now. When he came to us he […]

Making Sense of the World and How I Can Have an Impact

The world feels like it’s in utter chaos lately. Paris, shootings, Beirut, bomb threats, dictators, ISIS, refugee crises, and presidential politics … I find myself going through each day feeling helpless and confused. These are not feelings I passionately share on Facebook, nor have I written about them here on my blog. But the truth […]

Monday Musings ~ December 7

Ready to muse? Here are a few thoughts for today. 1. How many of you know it’s Pearl Harbor Day? It’s important to remember these important dates in history, especially in light of everything going on in the world today. 2. Last night was the first night of Hanukkah. We had potato latkes and lit […]

Meet Valerie Tripp, the Writer Behind the Famous “American Girl” Doll Stories

One of my favorite parts of writing this blog has been interviewing different authors on this space. There’s something so exciting for me about finding out how writers create their beloved characters and how the stories are created. I feel like I really hit the jackpot with the writer I’m interviewing here today. Valerie Tripp […]